Reciprocal Agreements for North Dakota Workers Working Out-of-State
North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance (WSI) currently has reciprocal agreements with seven states: Idaho, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. These reciprocal agreements allow your North Dakota employees to work in those states on a temporary basis without purchasing workers’ compensation coverage in that jurisdiction.
The reciprocal agreements for each state vary and may include exclusions. These agreements must be requested by the employer and be approved before becoming effective. Employers need to contact WSI before assuming they have WSI coverage for their employees working in these states. WSI has jurisdiction over a claim arising under a reciprocal agreement.
It is critical to remember that coverage with WSI cannot replace required coverage with another state. It is the employer’s responsibility to determine whether coverage needs to be secured in other jurisdictions. North Dakota employers are best served by presenting their employment situations to each state in which their employees may travel or conduct business prior to having employees working in that state.
Issues of extraterritorial coverage must be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Policyholder Services is available to assist employers in relation to any coverage situations they may encounter.
Please call Customer Service at 701-328-3800 or 800-777-5033 for assistance.
Contact information for those states with reciprocal agreements:
State of Idaho
Employer Compliance Department
317 Main Street
Boise ID 93920
Montana Department of Labor & Industry
Employment Relations Division-Standard Bureau
PO Box 8011
Helena MT 59604-8011
Oregon’s Workers Compensation Board
Compliance Division, Registration Section
L & I Building
Salem OR 97130
South Dakota Department of Labor
Division of Labor & Management
700 Governors Drive
Pierre SD 57501-2277
State of Utah
PO Box 146610
Salt Lake City UT 84414-6610
State of Washington
Department of Labor & Industries
General Administration Building
Olympia WA 98504
State of Wyoming
Employment Tax Division
1510 East Pershing Boulevard
Cheyenne WY 82002